HDIAC Conferences

HDIAC engages government, academia, industry, and Communities of Interest/Communities of Practice in our eight focus areas through conference presentations and papers.

Integrating Multiple Energy Harvesting Systems for Department of Defense Applications

HDIAC and Georgia Tech researchers presented at the 2017 Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference in San Diego, California. EESAT is managed in conjunction with the annual Peer Review and Update Meeting, a programmatic review of projects funded by the Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Energy Storage Program. The DOE OE Energy Storage Program includes a broad and comprehensive portfolio of projects covering storage technologies (e.g., advanced batteries, flywheels, electrochemical capacitors, CAES) for utility-scale and standalone applications, power electronics research, and modeling and analytical studies on reliability, performance, and economic benefits for grid integration and off-grid applications. The peer-reviewed proceedings of that conference were recently released. The HDIAC/Georgia Tech publication presents research on “Integrating Multiple Energy Harvesting Systems for Department of Defense Applications.”

2018 Biodefense World Summit

HDIAC SME Thomas L. Spencer (Georgia Institute of Technology [GA Tech]) presented two posters at the 2018 Biodefense World Summit - “Biomimetic Nose for Airborne Chemical Detection” and “Bubble-Based Underwater Chemical Sensing.” If you would like more information on this this subject, Spencer collaborated with HDIAC/GA Tech SMEs Alexander B. Lee and David L. Hu, Ph.D., to write the HDIAC Journal Volume 5, Issue 1 cover article, “A Biomimetic Nose for Advanced Threat Detection.”

International State-of-the-Science Meeting on Minimizing the Impact of Wound Infections Following Blast-Related Injuries

The DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office organized the 2016 International State-of-the-Science (SoS) Meeting on "Minimizing the Impact of Wound Infections Following Blast-Related Injuries" in Arlington, Virginia on November 29 – December 1, 2016. HDIAC and Florida Institute of Technology researchers presented proposed research to investigate the potential for using Low Level Energy Therapy (LLET) to reduce microbial growth in wounds following polytraumatic injury.

28th Rare Earth Research Conference

The Rare Earth Research Conference occurs every three years and was held in Ames, Iowa, June 18-22, 2017. The conference integrates basic and applied multidisciplinary research centered on the f-block elements. HDIAC researchers presented a possible framework for sustainable US/DoD-sponsored rare earth element mining development in response to foreign entities that threaten the critical supply of the United States.